crossterm_style 0.2.0

A cross-platform library styling the terminal output.

Crossterm Style | cross-platform styling.

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This crate allows you to style te terminal cross-platform. It supports all UNIX and windows terminals down to windows 7 (not all terminals are tested see Tested Terminals for more info)

This crate is a sub-crate of crossterm to style te terminal, and can be use individually.

Other sub-crates are:

When you want to use other modules as well you might want to use crossterm with feature flags

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Getting Started

This documentation is only for crossterm_style version 0.1 if you have an older version I suggest you check the Upgrade Manual. Also, check out the examples folders with detailed examples for all functionality of this crate.

Add the crossterm_style package to your Cargo.toml file.

`crossterm_style` = "0.1"

And import the crossterm_style modules you want to use.

extern crate crossterm_style;

pub use crossterm_style::{color, style, Attribute, Color, ColorType, ObjectStyle, StyledObject, TerminalColor};

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These are the features of this crate:

  • Cross-platform
  • Everything is multithreaded (Send, Sync)
  • Detailed documentation on every item
  • Very few dependenties.
  • Styled output
    • Foreground color (16 base colors)
    • Background color (16 base colors)
    • 256 color support (Windows 10 and UNIX only)
    • RGB support (Windows 10 and UNIX only)
    • Text Attributes like: bold, italic, underscore and crossed word ect (Windows 10 and UNIX only)


Check out the examples for more information about how to use this crate.

style font with attributes

use crossterm_style::{Colored, Color, Colorize, Styler, Attribute};

// pass any `Attribute` value to the formatting braces.
println!("{} Underlined {} No Underline", Attribute::Underlined, Attribute::NoUnderline);

// you could also call different attribute methods on a `&str` and keep on chaining if needed.
let styled_text = "Bold Underlined".bold().underlined();
println!("{}", styled_text);

// old-way but still usable
let styled_text = style("Bold Underlined").bold().underlined();

style font with colors

use crossterm_style::{Colored, Color, Colorize};

println!("{} Red foreground color", Colored::Fg(Color::Red));
println!("{} Blue background color", Colored::Bg(Color::Blue));

// you can also call different coloring methods on a `&str`.
let styled_text = "Bold Underlined".red().on_blue();
println!("{}", styled_text);

// old-way but still usable
let styled_text = style("Bold Underlined").with(Color::Red).on(Color::Blue);

style font with RGB and ANSI Value

// custom rgb value (Windows 10 and UNIX systems)
println!("{} some colored text", Colored::Fg(Color::Rgb {
    r: 10,
    g: 10,
    b: 10

// custom ansi color value (Windows 10 and UNIX systems)
println!("{} some colored text", Colored::Fg(Color::AnsiValue(10)));

Tested terminals

  • Windows Powershell
    • Windows 10 (pro)
  • Windows CMD
    • Windows 10 (pro)
    • Windows 8.1 (N)
  • Ubuntu Desktop Terminal
    • Ubuntu 17.10
  • (Arch, Manjaro) KDE Konsole
  • Linux Mint

This crate supports all Unix terminals and windows terminals down to Windows 7 but not all of them have been tested. If you have used this library for a terminal other than the above list without issues feel free to add it to the above list, I really would appreciate it.


This library is average stable now, I don't expect it to not to change that much. If there are any changes that will affect previous versions I will describe what to change to upgrade.


I highly appreciate it when you are contributing to this crate. Also Since my native language is not English my grammar and sentence order will not be perfect. So improving this by correcting these mistakes will help both me and the reader of the docs.


  • Timon Post - Project Owner & creator


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details